July Gloucester County Library System Programs and Events

For more information or to register, visit our website at www.gcls.org.

Glassboro Library

101 Rowan Blvd.

856-881-0011

Children’s Programs:

Baby Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers, babies, and their adults enjoy songs, rhymes, movement, and stories as we build developmentally-appropriate early literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. Best for ages 0 to 2. Please register. 

Storytime: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft, as we build developmentally-appropriate early literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. Best for ages 2 to 5. Please register.

Kids Crafting Time: Every Monday at 2 p.m. Join us for fun crafts all summer long! Ages 3 to 12. Please Register.

Teen Crafters: Join us on July 5 and 19 at 3 p.m. Join us for a fun activity. Ages 9 to 17. Please Register.

STEAM Friday: Friday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. Come out and create a pirate ship. Ages 6 to 17. Please register.

Music & Movement: Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m.  Dance, sing and play with your little one! Ages 0 to 6. Please register.

Magician Chad Juros: Tuesday, July 9 at 4 p.m. The magnificent Magician Chad Juros will be coming out and putting on a spectacular show! All Ages. Please register. This is a rain or shine event. If it rains, performance will move inside of the library. Ages 0 to 17.

Big Idea Committee: Tuesday, July 16 at 4 p.m.  The Big Idea Committee will be putting on a fun filled music show! All Ages. Please register. This is a rain or shine event. If it rains, performance will move inside of the library. Ages 0 to 17.

Housel Fun and Fitness: Tuesday, July 23 at 4 p.m. Come out and enjoy a daring adventure program that involves getting exercise. Please register as space is limited.  Ages 0 to 17.

Music Play Patrol: Monday, July 29 at 4 p.m. Come out and see Mister Boom Boom put on a fantastic show featuring an African Drum Circle! This is a rain or shine event. If it rains, performance will move inside of the library. All ages. Pleaser register.

Adult Programs:

Glassboro’s Page Turners Book Club: Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m. We’ll be discussing “Canary Girls” by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Please feel free to stop in and join us. New members are always welcomed.

Crafter’s Corner:  Seascape Flag.  Monday, July 8 at 6 p.m. Be creative and make a seascape flag using paint stirrers. Please register as space is limited. Please register.

Book Tasting: Thursday, July 18 at 2 p.m. Let’s be adventurous and try something new to read! Pick a place setting and sample the book waiting to be eaten up. If you like it, you can check it out. If it’s not to your palette, move to the next available seat and see if it’s to your taste. Continue until you find the book for you. Please register as space is limited.

Greenwich Library

411 Swedesboro Road

856-423-0684

Children’s Programs:

Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family storytime featuring stories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2 to 5. Please register.

Baby Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Short books, sing-a-longs, and play for babies and their caretakers. Ages 0 to 2.  Please register.

Music Play Patrol: Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. Let’s get moving to some music with Music Play Patrol. Proven to be the perfect way to start any adventure. Please register to reserve your spot. Ages 0 to 5.

Blast Off!: Tuesday, July 16 at 4 p.m. Want to see a rocket launch in person? Well, what if you could make that rocket and send it yourself! Join us as we learn how to make and launch our own rockets. Materials will be provided. Ages 6 to 12. Please register.

Eyes of the Wild: Thursday, July 18 at 3 p.m. Want to see an animal you’ve only read about? Well now is your chance! Join us as we welcome Eyes of the Wild who will teach and introduce us to exotic rescued animals. Please register. Ages 5 to 12.

Musical Learning Adventures: Friday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. Want to learn AND move? Let Crystal Murphy Music gear you up with knowledge and music. Please register.

Chocolate Races!: Monday, July 29 at 2 p.m. What if the Summer Olympics were…sweeter? Tastier? What if it were all about chocolate? Join us and let’s find out! Please register. Ages 6 to 12.

Fahrenheit Ceramic Studios: Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. Join us as we paint animals and get them ready for their adventures. Once we’re done, Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio will take your creations back to the studio to fire them up. Plan to pick up your finished masterpiece at the library one week later. All materials are provided. Limited seats so be sure to register ASAP!

Adult Programs:

Knit & Crochet Club: Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.Learn to knit or crochet (instruction and materials provided). Get help or inspiration for your current or next project. All skill levels are welcome. For more information call 856-423-0684. 

Basic Computer Skills: Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Do you feel a little lost or left behind when it comes to computers? This 6 week series will build your knowledge and your confidence. Please register and plan to attend all sessions.

Tales of the Revolution with Ben Carlton: Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m.Local favorite, historian and author Ben Carlton, will bring us on an adventure through the past, sharing tales of the Revolutionary War in our area. Please register.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Virtual Tour: Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m. Rangers from this beautiful park will take you on a tour and teach you a lot about volcanoes and a little about Hawai’ian wildlife and culture. For all ages, 6 to 96. Please register.

Mystery Book Club: Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. The Lost Boys by Faye Kellerman. Pick up the book at the Greenwich Library. Contact the library for virtual attendance. Please register. 

Craft time for Adults: Create Your Own Travel Journal: Monday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Make and decorate your own journal to record your nature or travel adventures. Teens are welcome to join this adult program. Please register.

Biography Book Club: Wednesday, July 24 at 2 p.m. Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper.  Pick up the book at the Greenwich Library. Contact the library for virtual attendance. Please register. 

Adventures with Bessie Coleman: Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. Performed as if standing on a wing of the plane, Dr. Daisy Century portrays the first American to hold an international pilot license, a beautiful, determined woman who knew what she wanted and made it happen. Children are welcome to attend this adult program. Please register.

Chair Yoga with Kristin from Seeds of Love Yoga: Wednesday, July 10 at 1:30 p.m. Are you interested in Yoga but getting down on the floor seems inaccessible? Would you like other options and variations for your own body? This is the perfect class for you! Chair Yoga uses chairs and other props to support you. This class is very accessible and can really be done anywhere. Join in on the FUN! Please register as space is limited.

Logan Library

498 Beckett Road

856-241-0202

Children’s Programs:

Teen Wellness Program: Monday, July 8, 15, 22, 29 at 1 p.m. Join teen presenter Mahalakshmi Mopal for an eight week wellness program. Topics include healthy habits, sleep and stress management. Ages 12 to 17. Please register.

Tween STEAM: Monday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 3 p.m. Join us for fun crafts and activities all summer long. A different craft will be presented each week. Ages 9 to 12.

FURever As Friends Reading Program: Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. A group of volunteers bring their specially trained therapy dogs to the library for children to read. All ages. Registration and one-time permission slip required. 

Baby Storytimes: Wednesdays, July 10, 17 & 24 at 10:15 a.m.Our littlest patrons can join us for songs, stories, and bubbles! Ages 0 to 2. Please register.

Movement Storytime: Wednesdays, July 10, 17 & 24 at 11 a.m. Please bring a yoga mat or a towel and join us for stories that will incorporate yoga poses and movement as we read. Ages 2 to 5. Please register.

Kid’s STEAM: Wednesday, July 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 3 p.m. Join us for fun crafts and activities all summer! This week’s activity is perler bead creations. Ages 6 to 11.

Toddler Storytime: Friday, July 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for songs, stories, and a craft. Ages 2 to 5. Please register. 

Eyes of the Wild: Monday, July 8 at 11 a.m. Join us for a live animal show! Ages 2 to 11. Please register.

Teen STEAM: Thursday, July 11, 18 & 25 at 3:30 p.m. Join us for fun crafts and activities all summer! A different craft will be presented each week. Ages 12 – 17. Please register.

Family Game Day: Tuesday, July 23 at 3:30 p.m. Join us for an hour of family friendly board and card games. All ages welcome. Please register.

Adult Virtual/Hybrid Programs: 

Socrates Café: Thursdays, July 11, 18, & 25 at 10:30 a.m. Join us as we pose questions and exchange our thoughts on subjects selected by the group. No formal education in philosophy is needed, just a questioning mind. Attendance is in-person or virtually. 

Adult In-Person Programs:

Gaming Get-Together: Fridays, July 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 1 p.m. Get together and play a game with other novices at the library! There is a different game highlighted every week. This is a friendly group, but some experience/knowledge of the game is a plus. Please register, as we have limited sets.

History Book Club: Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m. The History Book Club will be held the 2nd Mondays of reach month. Stop by the circulation desk for this month’s selection.

Quilting & Sewing Club: Tuesdays, July 9 & 23 at 1 p.m. Learn to quilt or sew! Beginners and experienced quilters are welcome, and experienced quilters are free to bring their project and quilt with some new friends.

Family Game Day: Tuesday, July 9 & 23 at 3:30 p.m. Join us for an hour of family friendly board and card games. All ages welcome.

Yoga with Sheetal: Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 6:30 p.m. Learn different asanas, flows and breath work to cultivate and connect your mind, body and spirit. Please bring a towel or yoga mat and a water bottle. Ages 18+. Please register.

Scrapping & Crafting: Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Join us to make a seashell frame. Ages 18+. Please register.

Board & Card Games: Thursday, July 11 at 1 p.m. Have a fun time playing board games. Hosted by volunteers Linda and Nancy. Ages 18+.

Knit & Crochet Club: Thursdays, July 11, 18, & 25 at 1 p.m. Beginners are always welcome and provided with instruction along with the supplies needed to get started. Bring something you are working on or something you would like to discuss.

Mullica Hill Library

389 Wolfert Station Road

856-223-6000

Children’s Programs:

Toddler Storytime: Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for short stories, songs, and a craft appropriate for ages 2 to 3. 

Chess Club: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Ages 8 and up. Please register.

Baby Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for short stories, songs, and a craft appropriate for ages 0 to 2. Please register. 

Preschool Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for short stories, songs, and a craft appropriate for ages 3 to 5.

Garden Tours: Fridays in July at 11 a.m. Take a tour of the Garden@GCLS.

Make it Monday: Monday, July 8 at 4:30 p.m. Create a “Rip and Stick” Camping Lantern using a recycled container! Ages 6 to 12, please register.

Movie Matinee: Tuesday, July 9 at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a movie matinee! Today’s showing will be Migration. Rated PG. All ages. Please register.

Music Play Patrol: Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m.  We’re going on an adventure with music and movement. Ages 0 to 5. Please register.

Mini Treehouse: Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m. Design and build a mini treehouse out of recyclable items and toys. Ages 6 to 12. Please register.

FURever As Friends: Thursdays, July 11 and 25 at 6:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Read to a specially trained certified therapy animal. Please register.

Mommy and Me Workout: Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. Join trainer Sharron Bowen from FITMOMSJ for a total body 45-minute mommy and me workout.  FITMOMSJ welcomes all levels of fitness from beginner to advanced mommas! Wear athletic apparel and bring a water bottle. For ages  0 to 4. Please register.

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program: Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. Special Olympics Young Athletes is a FREE, inclusive sports program for children ages 2 to 7. All children must participate with a parent or adult guardian. All participants must wear athletic shoes. Please click on the link to register: https://www.sonj.org/sports/young-athletes/community-programs/

South Pacific Island Dancers: Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful dance performance from the South Pacific Island Dancers. All ages; please register.

Campfire Cookies: Thursday, July 18 at 2 p.m. Bring your appetite (and creativity) to make campfire cookies. Ingredients include cookies, icing, pretzels, tootsie rolls, gummy bears, and marshmallows. Ages 6 to 12. Please register due to limited supplies.

Movie Matinee: Tuesday, July 23 at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a movie matinee! 

Today’s showing will be Trolls Band Together. Rated PG. All ages. Please register.

Music and Movement: Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. Sing, dance, and play with your little one. Ages 2 to 5. Please register.

Eyes of the Wild Wallaby Tales: Wednesday, July 24 at 2 p.m. Meet some amazing animals provided by staff from Eyes of the Wild! Ages 6 and up. Please register.

Make it Monday: Monday, July 29 at 4:30 p.m. Create a rain stick. Ages 6 to 12, please register.

Movie Matinee: Tuesday, July 30 at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a movie matinee! 

Today’s showing will be Elemental. Rated PG. All ages. Please register.

Adventure Magic Show: Wednesday, July 31 at 2 p.m. Magician Brian Richards’ presents the Greatest Adventure Begins at Your Library magic show! All ages; registration required.

Teen Programs:

Teen Chefs: Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Travel the world with your tastebuds! Join in to try different small bites from all different cultures. Ages 12 to 17, registration required.

Teen Writers: Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m. Join in a writer’s roundtable for teens! Bring your writing along to share ideas and workshop. Ages 13 to 17, please register.

Teen Crochet and Knitting: Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. Work on your current projects to work on together! Ages 13 to 17, please register.

Teen Movie Night: Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. Come hang out and watch a movie! We will be showing Jumanji (1995). Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Ages 12 to 17, please register.

Teen Book Club: Monday, July 29 at 6 p.m. A book club led by local teens. This month’s book is They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. Ages 13-17, please register.

Adult Programs:

Knitters & Stitchers: Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 1 p.m. Join our group of knitters, crocheters and stitchers. All skill levels are welcome to join. Please register since space may be limited.  Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Buttons! Buttons!: Mondays, July 8, 15 & 22 at 3 p.m. Make yourself and a friend an awesome button! You can draw your own buttons, then wear your art proudly. Everyone gets two free buttons for stopping by during Buttons! Buttons! in The MakerStudio@GCLS. Please call 856-223-6011 for additional information.

Chess Club: Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 6:30 p.m. Chess club for ages 8 and up, including adults. Please register. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Camera Lucida!: Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 10 a.m. The optics-based drawing tool Neolucida will be set up in the MakerStudio & available for experimentation. A staff artist will be available to help teach participants how to use the device. Please call 856-223-6011 for additional information.

Writers’ Roundtable: Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p m. Writers of fiction and nonfiction are welcome to join and share their projects. Participants will be reading and discussing each other’s work. Drafts in all stages are welcome. Registration required. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Monogram Embroidery: Wednesday, July 10 & 17 at 10 a.m. Embroidery is back in a new way, now moved to MHB Maker Studio! Bring in your own towel, handkerchief, or bandana to the Mullica Hill Branch Maker Studio & learn to customize it with a monogram. Please call 856-223-6011 for additional information.

3D Printer Certification: Fridays, July 12, 19 & 26 at 3 p.m. Get certified to use our MakerBot Replicator+ 3D printer, and start your own Maker Movement today. For more information, or to schedule a personalized 3d certification time, please contact Make@GCLS.org, or call us at  856-223-6011.

Adult Craft: Monday, July 8 at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in this Harrison Township Senior Activity program. We will be embroidering with fabric and buttons on a shirt you bring in from home. Seating is limited. Please register. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Sea What the Tide Brings In – Seashell Centerpiece Workshop: Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Have fun designing your own self-contained colorful “sandscape” centerpiece while discovering the beauty in seashells, their unique similarities and the unique connections between seashells and plants. All materials are provided by the instructor.   Presented by Rachelle Hasenberg of Inspirational Horticultural Therapy. Registration Required. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Classic Film Club: Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a viewing and discussion on some of the most important films in cinema history. This month’s selection will be Batman (1989) starring Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton. Seating is limited. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Drum2bFit – Senior Fitness Program: Thursdays, July 11, 18 & 25 at 1:30 p.m. Cardio drumming made fun for everyone! Please register. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

VR Reservation: Wednesday, July 11, 18 & 25 at 3:00 pm. Reserve a one hour slot to experience virtual reality on our HTC Vive 2. Patrons must be 13 years of age or older to use the virtual reality equipment and complete a Maker Agreement. Please email make@gcls.org or call 856-223-6011 for more information.

Card Games & Mahjong: Tuesday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in this afternoon of fun. We will be offering Canasta, Mahjong and other games for all skill levels. Seating is limited. Please Register. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Quilts of Valor: Wednesday, July 17 at 11 a.m. Join us as we honor twelve veterans in a Quilts of Valor ceremony at the library. Each veteran will be presented with a handmade quilt from the Quilts of Valor organization. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Jersey Shipwrecks – 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic: Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. Join us as we welcome Margaret Buchholz, author of Jersey Shipwrecks: 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic, for a lively presentation on the history of maritime disasters along the Jersey Shore. Registration required. Participants may attend in-person or virtually. This presentation is made possible with funds provided by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Virtual Programs:

Readers’ Roundtable:  Thursdays, July 11, 18 & 25 at 4 p.m. Join our weekly online discussion about what you’re reading right now, and share your recommendations. No registration required. Just join the meeting at the scheduled time by clicking the link in the program description on our events page. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Swedesboro Library

1442 Kings Highway

856-467-0111

Children’s Programs:

Story Time: Tuesdays,July 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 10:30 a.mStories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2 to 5.  Please register for only one session per week. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Story Time: Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2 to 5. Please register for only one session per week. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Eyes of the Wild:  Tuesday, July 9 at 2 p.m. Ages 5 and up.  Meet and greet live animals from the Eyes of the Wild Animal Rescue. Be sure to register.

Lego League: Tuesday, July 9 at 4 p.m. Ages 4 to 12. Build what you like or try our monthly creation challenge. Please register. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Teen Anime Club: Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 13 to 17. Enjoy Anime and Manga with other like-minded fans. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Make Your Own Adventure Gear:  Wednesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. Ages 6 to 12.  Make your own vest, hat, and Binoculars for all your future adventures! Be sure to register.

Toddler Music & Movement: Thursday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 to 5. Fingerplays, dancing, marching, Singing and instruments. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Indiana Jones Movie Night:  Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 9 and up. Join us for the viewing of Indiana Jones – the original one – Rated PG. Snack will be provided. Please be sure to register.

Minute to Win it Adventure:  Friday, July 12 at 2 p.m. Ages 7 to 12. Have a fun time being challenged at some Minute to Win It games!  Be sure to register.

FURever as Friends: Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. Read to one of our adorable therapy animals.  All ages. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Outdoor Games at Locke Avenue Park:  Tuesday, July 16 at 2 p.m. Ages 6 to 12. Play fun large sized games such as Connect-4 and KerPlunk. This event is at Locke Avenue Park with a rain date for the following Tuesday, July 23.  Each child must be accompanied by a parent. Please register each parent and child.  Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Teen Gaming: Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. Play video games, board games, card games, and make some new friends! Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Tiempo de cuentos bilingüe: 18 de Julio a las 10:30 a.m. Únete a nosotros para nuestra hora de cuentos bilingüe con Maestra Teresa y Maestra Linda. El espacio es limitado. Cada adulto y niño debe ser registrado.

Find the Missing Treasure:  Thursday, July 18 at 4 p.m. Ages 6 to 12. Using clues and some Indiana Jones-like adventures, see if you can find the missing treasure. Be sure to register.

Learn About Police Dogs:  Monday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Ages 6 & up. Learn about the special police dogs and how they help! Sergeant Kevin Lauer will be bringing his K-9 for demonstrations. Space is limited. Please register.   

Ceramic Painting:  Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Ages 6 and up. Come paint a jungle animal from the Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio. Figures will go back to the studio for firing and participants will be called when they are returned. This program is sponsored by the Swedesboro Board of Health. Space is limited to 12. Registration required.

Baby Music & Movement:  Thursday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 0 to 2. Enjoy traditional songs, bouncing, hugging, and clapping. Space is limited. Please register.

Literacy Buddies: Are you interested in getting homework or reading help for your child? Is your teen interested in tutoring? The Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library provides weekly one-on-one help. Call 856-467-0111 if interested.

Take-Home Activities for Children:

Read and Do Bags!:  Limited to one per child, each bag contains 2 to 3 library books, a coloring page, and a simple craft you can do with your child at home. Different themes are available while supplies last. Please bring your bag to the circulation desk for checkout.

Grab and Go Bags for Children: Limited to one per child, each bag includes simple crafts you can do at home! There will be two new crafts per month. First-come, first-served, while supplies last.

Adult Programs:

Hunting the Jersey Devil: Monday July 15.  Please joins us for a discussion of the Jersey Devil and South Jersey Folklore like no other! Witches, monsters, ghosts and other supernatural characters abound in the Pine Barrens so the Jersey Devil is not so alone! Learn about the fascinating history and tall tales of your community and practical steps to avoid being eaten by Mother Leeds’ 13th Child. Presented by Tony DiGeralomo

Hummingbird-Friendly Flower Arrangement:  Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. Create a colorful summer flower arrangement. Space is limited. Supplies are limited. Please register at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111.

Needle Arts: Wednesdays, July 10 & July 24 at 6:30 p.m. Crochet, knit, or sew your own project or select one of ours. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

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